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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDetective John Carter of Mars Date: Feb 27, 2010 8:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Comedy and silent Shorts

@best to leave the silent shorts in Short Format Films

so, they would still be in the separate short_films coll (searchable, viewable that way). Question is, should they be in a grouped pile of silents too? Or, should a silent film coll only be for features?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 27, 2010 10:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Comedy and silent Shorts

Hmm. Where would people most likely think to look for short silent films: in a collection of silent films or in a collection of short films? I have no idea. Short talkies would still be grouped in Feature Films, wouldn't they? So it would be consistent if short silents were grouped with the silent features as well as Short Format Films.

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Feb 27, 2010 2:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Comedy and silent Shorts

Billbarstad, may I offer my two cents?

Good.

Personally, I would look for a silent short film first in the "silent" category, because that descriptor immediately separates it from all the other films in the archive, whether long or short.

How about a major collection of silent films sub-divided into shorts and features?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 27, 2010 3:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Comedy and silent Shorts

That certainly is a way to go about it, but no other collection in Feature Films is subdivided.

What do you think about putting a "Silent" icon in the upper right hand corner of all silent movies in existing collections, as Detective John Carter of Mars suggested, or should the icon appear on all silent movies?

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Feb 28, 2010 8:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Comedy and silent Shorts

I think adding some sort of "silent" icon to *all* silent movies could be a good solution. That way--regardless of the collection--a viewer could separate the two types effortlessly.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDetective John Carter of Mars Date: Mar 10, 2010 6:09pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Comedy and silent Shorts

ok it worked out so all the ones from the threads except some chaplins (not done yet) say "silent films" in the corner- thx for help to all.